• 9 days ago

    Heart problem or anxiety!?

    Hi all. I’m 18 years old and always been a genuinely anxious person. I do worry a lot about my health and worry about symptoms a lot. I’m guilty for googling every symptom I feel and getting myself worked up about it. The main symptoms I get is heart palpitations, sometimes but not always, accompanied by chest pain. The sensation I get in my chest is frightening. It’s like a fierce flutter that happens randomly, I can be sat on the sofa watching telly, walking around, laying down and it also happens a lot when I bend over. I’ve been to the doctors 4/5 times explaining my symptoms. The first time I got told it was anxiety even though it can happen even when I’m at my most relaxed!? I’ve had 2 ECG’s which didn’t last long and both came back normal, just a faster resting rate than usual (90-105 beats per min usually). I just don’t get how this could determine a problem if I’m not getting the sensation while being monitored? Both times I wasn’t getting the palpitations and it frustrates me. Oh and my blood pressure is always fine. Every doctor I’ve seen always seems 100% sure that there is nothing wrong with my heart and I feel like no one listens to me. It’s going to take for me to go into cardiac arrest or something before someone pays attention. It really gets to me and affects my day to day life. Doctors say it’s anxiety that causes the symptoms, but I’m sure it’s the symptoms that cause my anxiety. If that makes sense.. does anyone have any advice? Is there a certain test I can ask for to be certain? I’m so scared of something bad happening to me and I HATE hospitals.

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  • 8 days ago

    RE: Heart problem or anxiety!?

    RE: Heart problem or anxiety!?

    ONLY a qualified doctor can determine this by going on the findings from the appropriate diagnostic tests that were peformed.



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